129 – PTSD, Nightmares & Sleep With Dr Leslie Ellis, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Leslie Ellis is a leading expert in the use of somatic approaches in psychotherapy, for working with dreams, nightmares and the effects of trauma and the author of A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a specialisation in somatic approaches. Her dissertation on using focusing-oriented therapy to treat PTSD for refugees with recurrent nightmares won the Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Dr. Ellis has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on the use of focusing and dreamwork in psychotherapy. She also offers courses through The Jung Platform and is vice president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
- Can our nightmares teach us something?
- How do nightmares relate to sleep?
- What is the link between the autonomic nervous system, trauma and nightmares?
- Can someone caught in the loop of trauma and nightmares move past them?
- How is sleep paralysis different to with nightmares?
- What can we do when we have nightmares momentarily and overall?
- What do children’s nightmares and night terrors mean?
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